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2016 Australian Pain Society
36th Annual Scientific Meeting

2016 Australian Pain Society
36th Annual Scientific Meeting


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Free Paper Sessions

Free paper sessions will be held on Tuesday 15 March 2016, from 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm.

Please click below for session outlines and speakers. Speakers are given 10 minutes to present their paper, followed by 5 minutes for Q&A.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4  Session 5  Session 6

Authors must register by the early bird deadline, Friday 29 January 2016 to ensure their free paper is kept in the program. Authors who do not register by this date may have their paper removed from the program. Any questions should be directed to the Conference Secretariat.

Free Paper Session 1 - Neuroscience and pain

  • Ms Zeyban Alshelh, Reduced T2 relaxation times indicating astrocyte and microglia activation in chronic neuropathic pain
  • Dr Ban Leong Sng, Resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging connectivity changes in chronic postsurgical pain
  • Mr Andrew Youssef, Cortical sites associated with conditioned pain modulation and their influences on brainstem circuitry
  • Dr Paul Austin, Nerve injury triggers a differential response to appetitive motivated behaviour in rats
  • Mr Nathan Fiore, Nerve injury produces differing phenotypes of exploratory behaviour in rats
  • Ms Sophie Kobuch, Activation of different cortical areas may be responsible for the divergent sympathetic responses to long-lasting experimental muscle pain in humans

Free Paper Session 2 - Pain measurement and education

  • Mr Mustafa Atee, Validation of the Electronic Pain Assessment Tool (EPAT) in residents with moderate to severe dementia: A pilot study
  • Dr Simon Holliday, The evaluation of a brief educational pain management intervention amongst australian general practice registrars
  • Associate Professor Julia Hush, Redesigning pain education in an entry-level health care program using the iasp pain curriculum
  • Mr Steven Mantopoulos, Social media use in tertiary pain management services

Free Paper Session 3 - Psychological factors in pain

  • Dr Philip Austin, Meaning as a protective factor in people with spinal cord injury and pain
  • Dr Melita Giummarra, Altered neural activation in vicarious pain responders: Evidence for greater emotional reactivity and poor emotion control in response to negative affect in others
  • Dr Liane Ioannou, Psychological distress and difficulty coping with pain predict perceived injustice 12-months post-injury
  • Dr Daniel Harvie, Learned pain: An associative pathway to tactile hyperalgesia?
  • Dr Megan Sewell, Persistent pelvic pain – pain catastrophization, pelvic pain and quality of life

Free Paper Session 4 - Interventions for pain

  • Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon, A pilot investigation of therapeutic brain stimulation treatment for fibromyalgia
  • Mr Thanakorn Thanawat, Effects of a transtheoretical model-based intervention program on severity of pain, back muscle endurance and physical function in thai rices farmers with chronic low back pain: A randomiized controlled trial
  • Ms Kelly Mirowska-Allen, Persistent pelvic pain - predictors of surgical intervention
  • Mr Anthony Schoenwald, Nurse Practitioner led pain management the day after caesarean section: A randomised controlled trial
  • Ms Margaret Vandermost, Clinical effectiveness of a first-contact allied health and nursing pathway within an interdisciplinary persistent pain centre

Free Paper Session 5 - Perspectives on low back pain

  • Dr Jiang Bo, Predictive performance of a regression model for clinical outcomes of acute low back pain patients in the emergency department: A prospective observational study
  • Ms Samantha Bunzli, Kinesiophobia or common sense? Understanding pain-related fear in people with chronic low back pain
  • Ms Elisabeth Fehrman, The importance of avoidance-endurance model subgroups for the long-term rehabilitation outcome of chronic low back pain patients
  • Professor Paul Hodges, Websites targeted at patients with low back pain do not meet their needs and preferences
  • Dr Ivan Lin, Developing and testing culturally appropriate low back pain information for Aboriginal Australians

Free Paper Session 6 - Pain through the lifespan

  • Miss Theresa Donnelly, Chronic paediatric pain: Insights from a twin family case-control study
  • Ms Nicole Pope, Giving children a voice: Children’s perceptions of pain and pain management within the paediatric emergency department
  • Miss Theresa Donnelly, Primary dysmenorrhoea in adolescents and young women: Heritability and associations
  • Associate Professor David Champion, Musculoskeletal pain is associated with restless legs syndrome in young adults
  • Mr Robert Waller, References values for pressure and cold pain thresholds in a large cohort of young pain free adults
  • Miss Kasia Marciszewski, Altered pain processing in interictal migraineurs

For further information please contact the APS Secretariat: DC Conferences Pty Ltd
Suite 103, Level 1, 3-5 West Street, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia | PO Box 637, North Sydney 2059
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